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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 7, 2012
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NVC student
Above: After receiving a booklet from Brian Grupe, this Napa Valley College student came back to say he’s now determined to go veg! Below: This College of Marin student has cut back on meat – and her mom went veg nearly four years ago after getting a VO booklet!
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I have known Vegan Outreach for years. But frankly, [the] post on the Counting Animals blog made me see more clearly why the work you do is compellingly important and really urgently needed! Thank you for what you do!


You Can Reach the 49%

Now is a good time to remember: Only 51% of Americans Adamantly Have “No Problem” Eating Meat & Dairy.

Paul was at the conference where these results were presented, and he noted: “In its summary of concerns Americans were offered, ‘humane treatment of farm animals’ ranked higher than obesity, environmental sustainability in farming, global warming, and having enough food to feed poor nations.”

There is no doubt that just 20 years ago, the results would have been far, far different – if anyone had even imagined asking a question about farmed animals!

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And today, half of the population is willing to question eating animals!

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Beautiful weather & receptive students at Kent State made it a personal record for me on the first day of my Ohio vacation – over 2,000 students reached! One student stopped to say, “I just want to tell you that pamphlet changed my life! I have been vegetarian for a year now.” Another student said she had gone vegetarian from receiving the booklet before. Both were happy to take Guides. A few students told me they read it and it was interesting or upsetting. One said, “OK, I read it. Now what can I do about it?” so we talked about choosing meat-free meals. One guy who took a booklet tried to give it to another guy who said, “No way, I don’t want that, it’s nasty. I can’t eat chicken anymore!”
—Leslie Patterson, 9/10/12


Saleana joined me at Central Connecticut State, where she plans to start an AR group! She’s a great leafleter. We had 15 students share their emails and sign up to join the campus group! I also got a faculty member, who is vegetarian and teaches about factory farming and reducing meat consumption in his bio class, to give me his email; he will support / advise the group so it can get started.
     We met dozens of vegetarians and vegans. One guy stopped, signed up for the group, and said he received a Compassionate Choices from me last semester and went vegetarian. He also handed out his copy of the CC to his roommates and friends, some of whom vowed to reduce their animal product consumption.
     Another student, Kyle [left], went vegetarian on the spot after reading the CC I handed him! Gave him a Guide, too.
—Karen James, 9/10/12


Great day with Fred! We reached over 3,000 students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the University of St. Thomas. I met one student who said she had a booklet on her wall, and another woman who said that she still has one from years ago; she was happy to get a Guide. I had a very productive conversation with one guy and heard from another that he really appreciates the work we’re doing out here: “it’s not right what we do to animals.”
     Very receptive students today at St. Cloud State. My morning started out great when, at about 7:45 am, I met Jasmine [right], who was leafleted last semester by Michael and went vegetarian (on her way to vegan) as a result of the booklet! She was really happy to see us out there again. Mike joined me and set a personal record – 710; Michael reached over 400, and Autumn joined us as well. All told, we reached over 3,200 students. Almost entirely positive feedback; heard from at least 20 vegetarians or vegans, and a student group grilling nearby to raise money for their club actually had veggie burgers on tap.
—John Oberg, 9/6/12

Below: John Oberg, Mike Chutich, Michael Willemsen, and Autumn Hamberg provide a voice for the animals at St. Cloud State.
John Oberg, Mike Chutich, and Michael Willemsen   Autumn Hamberg

Brian, Mike, and I had a productive day at West Valley College. The take rate was high, and the students were polite. I noticed many of them looking through the leaflet as they were walking away, and one woman reading it all the way through while she was relaxing on the grass [below]. I met a vegetarian who happily accepted a recipe guide because she is trying to go vegan. She admitted her challenge was mainly going out with friends to eat, and how she often gives in to things like cheese pizza. She said she knows about the issues and wants to be vegan because it’s the right thing to do. I thanked her for caring and told her I knew she would get here soon.
—Diane Gandee Sorbi, 9/5/12

WVC student

A new all-day record for me – I handed an Even If You Like Meat to 3,360 students at Virginia Commonwealth University, and also gave out 20 Guides! VCU is absolutely the most ideal demographic! I got contact info from a number of students who want to get active; I’ll be putting them in touch with each other. And I had a number of great conversations, discussing everything from free-range issues to MMA fighters being vegan.
—Jon Camp, 9/11/12

We had a good day at the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses of Polk State. Met many vegetarians. One woman who initially said she couldn’t live without beef ended up leaving with a Guide after I told her I grew up in the Carolinas and have been vegan since 1995, and thus it was doable. One African-American student stopped to ask me about my motivation. He had some really good questions, and is extremely interested in exploring vegetarianism. He thought it was cool that I had been vegan for so long. After we talked for about five minutes, he said that he’s going to try to get all of his family members to join him in making dietary changes.
—Dawn Ratcliffe, 9/10/12

Alondra Naves  

Solid outreach with Kyunghee at Ferris State. One woman said she was now going to go back to being veg; another said, “Can I have one of those things everyone’s reading in class?”
—Vic Sjodin, 9/11/12

Kassy and I reached 2,450 more students at Riverside Community College, and heard from tons of sympathetic peeps, including a girl on the verge of tears. Her dad’s always been an ethical veg but she never looked into why. She’s diving into vegan – no stops. Kassy rocked the free speech area like a champ, even when In-N-Out Burger parked next to her to give away food (do we detect some desperation? Apparently :)). She found they made leafleting easier cuz they slowed foot traffic – and she met an amazing new veggie [Alondra, left] from a previous semester’s booklet. Wooohooo!
—Nikki Benoit, 9/11/12

Kitty Jones
Kitty Jones spreads compassion at Santa Rosa Junior College (above), while an SRJC student is engrossed in learning the truth (below).
SRJC student

Kitty and I rocked Santa Rosa Junior College hard today, reaching nearly 1,800 students! I gave two presentations in English classes that went really well. We watched Farm to Fridge and talked about it as a group. The students had such excellent questions and everyone was engaged in the discussion. I’m sure a lot of people will be making changes in their diets. Also, the professor (now a friend of mine since I’ve been presenting in her classes for two years now) offers her students extra credit for eating a vegan sandwich at Ike’s Place across the street and bringing in the receipt. She said some students have already done it and taken pictures and posted to their Facebook community! Awesome!
—Brian Grupe, 9/11/12

Almost 100% acceptance rate and great feedback at the University of Maine. One young man said, “Keep up the good work. You are doing something noble.”
—Lana Smithson, 9/10/12

From a recent batch of Guide requests:

A student handed me a booklet today, and after looking at it, I couldn’t ignore how I felt about the cruelty animals suffer in order for humans to “enjoy” meat. I sat down at my computer and followed the link on the back of the booklet, and ended up here.
—JR in BC, 10/18/12

I was given a booklet by a kind gentleman on my way to class at the college – I almost cried.
—YB in FL, 10/16/12

I received a packet from my boyfriend. He knows I am very passionate about animals and he showed me the brochure. I have now decided to go vegetarian. Thank you so much!
—KL in MN, 10/24/12

I just received a booklet while walking out of my college’s cafeteria and I’ve been interested in becoming a vegetarian for a while now. :-)
—JK in NY, 10/17/12

Came across your info in the Compassionate Choices booklet. I’m already a vegetarian, but after reading through the Guide I wonder if I should give up milk and eggs as well.
—SN in TX, 10/21/12

I brought home a couple Vegan Outreach booklets and shared them with my family. We have gone vegan since and feel so much better.
—AL in NY, 10/18/12

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